Our Mission Statement
"Saint Joseph Youth Ministry: Unified in Faith, Discipleship, and Service"
Goals of Comprehensive Youth Ministry
1. To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
2. To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
3. To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
These goals are brought to reality for our parish through the above support and utilization of the following components of a comprehensive ministry of the Church:
ADVOCACY – engages the Church to examine its priorities and practices to determine how well young people are integrated into the life, mission, and work of the Catholic community.
CATECHESIS – helps adolescents develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and the Christian community, and increase their knowledge of the core content of the Catholic faith; helps young people enrich and expand their understanding of the Scriptures and the sacred tradition and their application of life today, and live more faithfully as disciples of Jesus Christ in their daily lives, especially through a life of prayer, justice, and loving service.
COMMUNITY LIFE – builds an environment of love, support, appreciation for diversity, and judicious acceptance that models Catholic principles; develops meaningful relationships; and nurtures Catholic faith. The ministry of community life is not only what we do (activity), but who we are (identity) and how we interact (relationships).
EVANGELIZATION – shares the good news of the reign of God and invites young people to hear about the Word Made Flesh. It enables young people to uncover and name the experience of a God already active and present in their lives.
Office of Youth Ministry Administration
|Youth Ministry Chaplain
||Fr. Patrick Adekola
|Young Adult Chaplain
||Fr. Adaly Rosado, Jr.